Xiaomi Redmi 5 review, price and specs on Revu Philippines

Flash sale: Xiaomi Redmi 5 to sell for P5,990 ($114) on Shopee

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To celebrate the launching of the official Xiaomi online store on Shopee Philippines, a flash sale for one of Xiaomi’s most popular smartphone models will be held weeks from now.

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The date to circle is April 4, and the sale event is scheduled to take place at 12 p.m. Up for grabs will be the base Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable memory for a bargain price of P5,990 (around $114). It’s also worth noting this particular variant isn’t officially available in the country at the moment. We’re guessing this is a Shopee exclusive for now, just as the P4,390 ($84) Xiaomi Redmi 5A is exclusive to Lazada Philippines.

The flash sale is scheduled to take place at 12 p.m. on April 4. Up for grabs will be the Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable memory for a bargain price of P5,990 (around $114).

The Redmi 5 with 3GB RAM and double the storage is priced at P7,990 $(153) locally, while the Redmi 5 Plus, which features a bigger screen and faster internals, can be yours for P9,990 ($191). Both are already available in authorized stores here.

Glancing at the specs, the Redmi 5 is fronted by a 5.7-inch touchscreen sporting a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The rear and front cameras are rated at 12 and 5 megapixels, respectively. There’s a fingerprint reader on the back panel, too.

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Powering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor — and the rest of the assembly — is a 3,300mAh battery. With this much juice, you shouldn’t have any problems getting through a full work day on a single charge. True enough, in our Redmi 5 review, we found that the smartphone easily lasts a day with normal use. The software is Android Nougat with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 9 interface built on top of it.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.